Blaine L. Reininger – Wounds and Blessings (2021)

Posted by Green on November 19, 2021as

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Wounds and Blessings is a brand new studio double album by Blaine L. Reininger, the Colorado-born composer and founder member of avant-garde music group Tuxedomoon.

“Wounds and Blessings is a collection of 28 new tracks organised into 4 distinct suites. While all the music is performed and produced by Reininger, featured guests include his Tuxedomoon colleagues Steven Brown and Luc van Lieshout, as well as former Indoor Life member Bob Hoffnar and Reininger’s Greek guitarist, Tilemachos Moussas.

On this expansive double set Reininger employs all the tools in his current arsenal, from AI-assisted lyrics to sampler bricolage, to violin and guitar virtuosity, a vast array of computer plug-ins and effects, and a trompe l’oeil assortment of 20th century avant-garde compositional methods.

“When I’m working,” explains Blaine, “and a piece begins to reveal itself to me, I always follow where it leads. It becomes clear that it requires a violin, or a guitar, or lyrics. Whether it should be harsh or serene, orchestral, or entirely electronic. So it is with this new collection. Also, in the vocal songs, the subject of mortality has surfaced time and time again, albeit in a lucid manner and without becoming morbid, or fearful. I’m pleased with the results, and grateful to have the means to write every day and present my music to you.’”

CD1
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01. Blaine L. Reininger – 100 Sad Fingers
02. Blaine L. Reininger – I Inhabit the Dunes
03. Blaine L. Reininger – Je Retournerai
04. Blaine L. Reininger – Magnetic Flux
05. Blaine L. Reininger – Chemise Grise
06. Blaine L. Reininger – Trials and Tribulations
07. Blaine L. Reininger – I Am an Old Poem
08. Blaine L. Reininger – Goby Life
09. Blaine L. Reininger – The Days Gone By
10. Blaine L. Reininger – Roll off the Edge
11. Blaine L. Reininger – Duello
12. Blaine L. Reininger – Silver Pants
13. Blaine L. Reininger – Occult Simplicities
14. Blaine L. Reininger – Pleyel Harvest

CD2
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01. Blaine L. Reininger – One of Those Things
02. Blaine L. Reininger – Begin Your Day, Winny
03. Blaine L. Reininger – You’re Lucky
04. Blaine L. Reininger – Slipstream
05. Blaine L. Reininger – Newbs Descending a Staircase
06. Blaine L. Reininger – Lockdown Blues
07. Blaine L. Reininger – Indra’s Dream
08. Blaine L. Reininger – Die Ferne Klang
09. Blaine L. Reininger – Sun Package
10. Blaine L. Reininger – Unbirthday
11. Blaine L. Reininger – Quarter Teen
12. Blaine L. Reininger – Cahiers Noirs
13. Blaine L. Reininger – Harvest Moon
14. Blaine L. Reininger – Push

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